Disney Junior (Southeast Asian TV channel)

Southeast Asian pay television preschool channel

Disney Junior (formerly Playhouse Disney) was a Southeast Asian pay television preschool channel. It is owned by The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. The channel is for children between the ages 2 to 7 years old.[1] Its programming includes original television series and both made-for-DVD movies and movies shown in theaters. The channel also broadcast programming made by other companies. Some of these programs were first broadcast on PBS Kids in the United UnitedStates.

Disney Junior
Broadcast area
  • Singapore
    (until 31 May 2020)
  • Malaysia
    (until 31 December 2020)
  • Rest of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, and parts of Oceania
    (until 30 September 2021)
  • Taiwan
    (block; until 31 December 2021)
Headquarters1 Fusionopolis View, #06-01 Sandcrawler Building, Singapore 138577
Programming
Language(s)
Picture format
    • HDTV 1080i
    • (downscaled to 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Sister channels
History
Founded2000 (as a programming block on Disney Channel)
Launched
  • 2 April 2004; 20 years ago (2004-04-02) (first broadcast in Hong Kong and Indonesia)
  • 11 July 2011; 12 years ago (2011-07-11) (as Disney Junior)
Closed
  • 1 June 2020; 4 years ago (2020-06-01) (Singapore)
  • 1 January 2021; 3 years ago (2021-01-01) (Malaysian)
  • 1 October 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-01) (Pan-Asian feed and Hong Kong)
  • 31 December 2021; 2 years ago (2021-12-31) (Taiwan)
Replaced by
  • Disney+ (Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan)
  • Disney+ Hotstar (Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand)
Former namesPlayhouse Disney (2000–2011)
Availability

The name "Disney Junior" has also been used for early morning program block on the Southeast Asian Disney Channel until 31 July 2018. The channel end operations at the end of 2021.

References

change
  1. "Disney Channels – About Us". Archived from the original on November 7, 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2020.